Cranes And Industrial Machines Expert 127972 NC


Expertise Description

I have more than 40 years experience in engineering, manufacturing, and management, specializing in forensic engineering and accident reconstruction. My expertise includes: lifts, hoists, jacks, cranes, industrial machines, hydraulic equipment, tools, material handling, fork lifts, aerial work platforms, loaders, automotive lifts, and scissor lifts. I have additional expertise in product safety, product failures, product liability, testing, compliance with standards (American National Standards Institute (A.N.S.I.) and International Organization for Standardization (I.S.O.)), and compliance with regulations (Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.), Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.), and Department of Transportation (D.O.T.)), and adequacy of warnings, instructions, and labels. My experience includes the development of explanatory exhibits and the preparation of evidence for trial. I have over 20 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise


Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes: Product liability; Lifting equipment of all types; Construction accidents; Aerial work platforms; Hoists, cranes, jacks; Material handling.


Consulting Experience

My consulting services include more than 15 years of consulting in the field of design, manufacturing and testing of hydraulic, pneumatic and electro-mechanical lifting and load bearing devices including automotive, light construction, industrial and material handling applications.


Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes decades of experience in consulting engineering, corporate management, and manufacturing of engineered products.


Relevant Experiences

I have had other cases in the mining industry with trucks, man lifts, loaders, and mining machines.

My background includes operating small, interstate truck lines which were subsidiary operations of the companies for whom I worked.

I spent my working life managing cranes for a major employer. I have experience in crane issues including tip-over of both mobile cranes and tower cranes.


Education

DegreeSubjectInstitution
BSMechanical EngineeringLehigh University

Licenses Certifications

Certificate in Mobile Crane and Rigging Considerations
Crane Inspection and Certification Bureau
Certificate in Basic Reliability and Maintainability Analysis
Illinois Valley Community College
Numerous other certfications.

Awards & Affiliation

Metro 100 largest privately owned companies
Small Business Administration Exporter of the Year

Primary Affiliation

American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Partial List of Consulting Expert Witness Cases



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